APRIL 2017

by jennyfurst on May 3, 2017

Master Instructors LLC (MI LLC) and its Board of Review take pride in announcing a significant aviation accomplishment on the part of these very special aviation educators.  Recently, they were all accredited through Master Instructors LLC’s https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority as well as the home of the FAA-approved Master Instructor Continuing Education Program (MICEP)ä.  (US Copyright Office registration number TX0006987479).

To help put these achievements in their proper perspective, there are approximately 101,000 FAA-certificated CFIs in the United States. Fewer than 800 of them have earned Master accreditation thus far.  As a measure of the significance and prestige associated with this title, twenty-three (23) of the last National Flight Instructors of the Year, National FAASTeam Representatives of the Year, or National AMTs of the Year were Masters  (see: http://www.GeneralAviationAwards.org/)   In addition, the FAA has approved the accreditation as an alternate means for CFIs to renew their flight instructor certificates.

Professional aviation educators who earned or renewed their “Master” title during April 2017 are:

Randall Loren "Randy" BROOKS, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Randall Loren “Randy” BROOKS, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Randall Loren “Randy” BROOKS, Master CFI-Aerobatic
Hurst  TX
Randy’s e-mail address:   Randall.Brooks@APSTraining.com

Randall L Brooks, a 2-time Master as well as a member of SAFE and IAC, recently earned his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A 13-year member of the aerobatic Red Baron Squadron, Randy is now the vice president of training and business development with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (www.APSTraining.com) at Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY) in Texas.

He specializes in stall / spin as well as upset prevention / recovery training and formation aerobatics training.   

(Photo MCFI-A Randy Brooks of Arlington, TX)  


 

Timothy John "Tim" CARTER, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Timothy John “Tim” CARTER, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Timothy John “Tim” CARTER, Master CFI-Aerobatic
Trophy Club  TX
Tim’s e-mail address:   Tim.Carter@APSTraining.com

Timothy J Carter, a 2-time Master as well as a member of SAFE and IAC, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructor LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Tim teaches aerobatics, upset prevention and upset recovery with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (www.APSTraining.com/ ) at Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY) and is a former US Air Force instructor pilot.

Additionally, he serves as an IAC national aerobatic judge while also mentoring other judges and judge candidates.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Tim Carter of Trophy Club, TX)    


 

Kent Christopher "Chris" FITCH, Master CFI

Kent Christopher “Chris” FITCH, Master CFI

Kent Christopher “Chris” FITCH, Master CFI 
Daleville  AL
Chris’s e-mail address:   Kent.Fitch90@gmail.com

Kent “Chris” Fitch, a 1st-time Master and SAFE member, recently earned his Master CFI (MCFI) accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

A veteran United States Marine Corps helicopter maintenance technician, Chris is currently serving as a US Army warrant officer helicopter pilot at Fort Rucker near Enterprise, Alabama.  Additionally, he provides civilian fixed wing flight and ground training at Enterprise Municipal Airport (EDN).

(Photo:  MCFI  Chris Fitch of Daleville, AL)  


 

Thomas Michael "Mike" GARRISON, Master CFI

Thomas Michael “Mike” GARRISON, Master CFI

Thomas Michael “Mike” GARRISON, Master CFI      (Renew: 14Apr17)  
Port Saint Lucie  FL
Mike’s e-mail:  MGarrison8@sbcglobal.net

T Michael Garrison, an 8-time Master and charter SAFE member, recently renewed his Master CFI accreditation through the Master Instructor’s LLC MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Mike holds the coveted FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award while also serving as a designated pilot examiner (DPE) and FAASTeam representative in the FAA’s Orlando FSDO area.

A US Navy veteran and professional engineer, Mike is an independent flight instructor specializing in instrument, multiengine and Cirrus training (CSIP) at Saint Lucie County International Airport (FPR).

(Photo: MCFI Mike Garrison of Port Saint Lucie, FL)  


 

Karl August SCHLIMM, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Karl August SCHLIMM, Master CFI-Aerobatic

Karl August SCHLIMM, Master CFI-Aerobatic
Chandler  AZ
Karl’s e-mail address:   Karl.Schlimm@APSTraining.com

Karl A Schlimm, a 3-time Master and a member of IAC as well as SAFE, recently renewed his Master CFI-Aerobatic accreditation through the Master Instructors LLC MICEP program  https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/

Karl is a Part 141 chief instructor and Director of Operations with Aviation Performance Solutions LLC (www.APSTraining.com/ ) at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (IWA).

A US Air Force veteran and F-16 Fighting Falcon instructor pilot, he specializes in upset recovery, spin, and aerobatic training.

(Photo:  MCFI-A Karl Schlimm of Chandler, AZ)  



The Master Instructor designation is a national accreditation recognized by the FAA and revered by industry.  It is earned by a candidate through a rigorous process of continuing professional activity and peer review.  Much like a flight instructor’s certificate, it must be renewed biennially.  This process parallels continuing education regimens used by other professionals to enhance their knowledge base while increasing their professionalism. Simply put, the Master Instructor designation is a means by which to identify those outstanding aviation educators, those “Teachers of Flight,” who are demonstrating an ongoing commitment to excellence, professional growth, and service to the aviation community.

Through their dedication to excellence, Masters have earned their “black belts” in aviation education. They truly represent the crème de la crème of the aviation industry!  High and low resolution photos are available upon request.

Please feel free to disseminate this information widely.  Questions regarding the Master Instructor Continuing Education Programä may be directed to 303-485-8136 or MasterInstrs@aol.com    For more information about the Master Instructor Continuing Education Programä ( https://MICEP.FluidReview.com/ ) and to locate other Masters, please visit www.MasterInstructors.org   To learn more about the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE), visit http://SafePilots.org/

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